Senior Assortment Analyst


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REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism. 

This job contributes to REI’s success by establishing assortment group definitions that optimize the relationship between sales, productivity and space within retail locations.  Creates, develops and implements assortment size plans for new stores, relocations and expansions. Incorporates analytics, Customer Insights and Retail feedback when executing new store assortment plans and seasonal audits of existing store locations.  Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

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REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us. 

***Advanced proficiency in SQL, Snowflake, Excel, VBA, unsupervised machine learning (statistical clustering) is preferred for this role.

·       Accountable for building new processes and tools to support the future execution of complex assortment groups/store clusters based on relevant attributes (store location, activity, climate, precipitation, customer profile, demographics, skill level, value tier, etc.).

·       Creates assortment size plans for new stores, relocations and expansions; applies analysis of customer, product and location trends; incorporates input from, and gains alignment with key business partners

·       Defines and communicates productivity measures to be used in standardized reporting; applies measures of productivity to inform assortment plans across all retail locations

·       Develops insights based on productivity, category trends, regional affinity, demographics, customer insights, etc. to influence the allocation of space within new and existing retail locations

·       Provides expertise in the definition of parameters used to evaluate and prioritize recommended assortment size shifts from seasonal Category Management audit.

·       Measures and evaluates the efficacy of location-based assortment initiatives; quantifies and communicates results to stakeholders; delivers insights and recommendations to structure future initiatives

·       Initiates and maintains effective partnerships with cross-divisional stakeholders including Merchandising product & planning teams, SDVM, Analytics, Retail and Strategy. 

As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

The pay for this role is: $65,000 to $127,500 per year  
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting Range
$65,000 to $127,500 per year
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